Airport Krakow-Balice

John Paul II Krakow-Balice International Airport (IATA code: KRK, ICAO code: EPKK) - Krakow-Balice is an international airport located about 11 km west of the center of Krakow, Poland. The airport offers connections to many European cities and several cities in Asia and Africa.

Krakow-Balice is one of the largest airports in Poland and serves several million passengers annually. The airport is well connected to the center of Krakow and surrounding areas thanks to an extensive bus network and the possibility to rent a car or take a cab.


In 2020, Krakow-Balice Airport registered only 2,592,972 passengers, all because of the COVID pandemic that began.

In 2021, Kraków-Balice recorded 3,072,074 passengers.

The year 2022 was a return to normal and the airport was able to accommodate 7,394,176 passengers.

  • Nazwa: John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice
    Address: 1 Kapitana Mieczysława Medweckiego St., 32-083 Balice
    Contact number: (+48) 12 295 58 00
    e-mail: link to form
    Airport code: IATA code: KRK, ICAO code: EPKK

    Krakow-Balice is one of the largest airports in Poland and serves several million passengers annually. The airport is well connected with the center of Krakow and the surrounding areas thanks to an extensive bus network and the possibility to rent a car or take a cab.

    The airport has numerous stores, restaurants and service outlets, including currency exchange offices, ATMs, currency exchange facilities and information desks. Car rental and cab services are also available.

  • Krakow is one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in Poland, located in the southern part of the country on the Vistula River. It is known for its rich history and culture, as well as its beautiful architecture.

    Krakow is also a city of festivals, concerts and exhibitions, such as the Krakow Film Festival, the International Festival of Contemporary Music "Musical Workshops", as well as numerous literary and theater festivals.

    Krakow is a city with a unique atmosphere and beautiful architecture, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

    Krakow is a city with a rich history and culture that offers many tourist attractions. Below are some of them:

    1. Wawel Castle - the royal castle with its beautiful cathedral and cathedral treasury,
    2. Market Square - one of the largest markets in Europe, with Renaissance townhouses, the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church,
    3. Kazimierz - a former Jewish quarter with many monuments such as synagogues, museums and restaurants and cafes,
    4. Podgórze - a district with the beautiful St. Joseph's Church and the Schindler Museum,
    5. National Museum - one of the most important museums in Poland, with a collection of works of art from the Middle Ages to the present day,
    6. Czartoryski Museum - with a collection of works of art, including the famous painting "Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci,
    7. St. Mary Magdalene Cathedral - a Gothic cathedral in Kazimierz, with a beautiful interior and historic organ,
    8. Planty - a park around the Old Town, with beautiful avenues, fountains and flowers.

  • There are various options for getting to Krakow-Balice airport, here are some of them:

    • Cab - the most convenient, but also the most expensive way to get to the airport. Cabs can be ordered by phone, app or taken on the street. The cost depends on where the cab is coming from, as well as the time of day and the length of the route.
    • Buses - there are numerous bus lines that connect the airport to various parts of Krakow and the surrounding areas. Bus lines include: 208, 252, 902, 904, 902, 292 and others. Tickets can be purchased from the driver, at the ticket kiosk or via mobile apps.
    • Buses and private transfers - there are companies offering private transfers, which are a bit more expensive than buses, but less expensive than cabs. Such buses go directly from anywhere in Krakow to the airport and vice versa.
    • Car - if you are a motorist, you can drive to the airport in your own car or rent a car in Krakow and return it at the airport.
    • Train - there is a train service from the airport to Krakow Glowny station. This is the cheapest way to get to the airport, but requires a change at the Balice train station.
  • The Kraków-Balice Passenger Terminal is a modern facility located within the Kraków-Balice International Airport. The terminal has numerous facilities for passengers, such as:

    1. Ticket counters - there are ticket counters at the airport where you can purchase airline tickets and tickets for public transportation.
    2. Information desks - there are information desks at the passenger terminal where you can get help with flight, baggage or transportation issues.
    3. Restaurants and cafes - there are several restaurants, bars and cafes at the airport where you can enjoy a meal or coffee before or after your flight.
    4. Stores - in the passenger terminal you can find stores selling souvenirs, books, alcohol and tobacco products.
    5. Currency exchange - there are currency exchange facilities and ATMs at the airport.
    6. Luggage storage - a luggage storage facility is available at the airport, where you can leave your luggage before or after your flight.
    7. Customer service points - there are customer service points for various airlines and travel agencies in the terminal.
    8. VIP lounges - VIP lounges are available for business or first class travelers, where they can relax before departure or enjoy additional amenities.
    9. Parking - there is a parking lot at the airport for passengers to leave their cars for the duration of their stay for a fee.

Airport in numbers

The latest available figures for the number of passengers served by Kraków-Balice Airport in 2022 and amount to nearly 7.4 million people.


Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland, famous for its magnificent architecture, history and culture. It is home to Wawel Castle, the Old Town, Kazimierz and many other tourist attractions. The city is also an important academic and cultural center.


Both scheduled and charter airlines are served at Krakow-Balice airport. Regular airlines that operate flights at Krakow-Balice Airport include Lufthansa, Ryanair, Wizz Air, LOT, Air France, KLM, British Airways, Finnair, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways and many others. Charter flights are operated by such airlines as Enter Air, TUI, Corendon Airlines, Travel Service and others.